Friday, December 30, 2016
Thursday, December 29, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Monday, November 07, 2016
Friday, November 04, 2016
Those birds need a lot of entertainment!
Monday, October 24, 2016
This is one of them. It is a thin piece of plastic with the details of the plaque, in copper. It is made from the same reverse engraving as the actual plaque, left on the Moon in 1969.
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Monday, July 11, 2016
Many more photos and the background of this project are here:
Sunday, May 22, 2016
With the rear end mounted to the frame, it's looking like a car.
As I expected the rear brakes come closer to working. The calipers can be moved via the brake pedal. The front ones move, if you give the linkage a little help. And actually, from what I have read, that's pretty good.
I should try to take a better picture of the bottom. It's hard to hold it, and the phone, together.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
Google Photos, on Android, had an odd bug. When in the Albums view, a search using the exact name of an album would sometimes search using image recognition and return many individual photos, and sometimes it would go directly to the album of that name. I never did find a pattern to it, but simply trying a couple times would get me to the album I wanted.
I have read comments from some that "albums" are not a useful concept anymore. And that the search should do the job. I see the point, and that would be cool, but I have a few objections.
1) Object, person and place recognition, good as it is, isn't good enough so far - my watch pictures show up all over in some bizarre classifications.
2) Locations and dates are frequently wrong. Google provides no way to help the search out with meta data edits, tags or keywords.
3) Albums are a unit of permission when sharing photos.
4) No matter how good the search ever gets (and I expect it to get increasingly brilliant), it can simply never know my exact motives for grouping a particular set of photos and wanting to do something with that set later.
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
The front axle was a huge pain. The toe-in of the front wheel on the car is *way* too much. Getting this adjusted involves a careless bent on both sides that is very tricky, and can only be done once without almost certainly breaking the metal parts.
I go one side really. But the other is still angled more than I'd like. I don't think it will be too obvious though.
Read the whole story here...